Msg#: 4074201 posted 10:29 am on Feb 4, 2010 (gmt 0)
Just received an email from paypal saying that:
Hello Ashish Pawaskar,
Your payment of $$$$$$ has been sent back to the sender of the payment.
We reversed this payment because we have stopped allowing personal payments to be sent to or from India.
If this was a payment for a purchase of goods or services, and not a personal payment, then you may contact the buyer and have him or her resend the payment as follows: (a) click the Send Money tab, (b) select "Goods," and (c) provide a shipping address.
If this payment was a personal payment such as a gift, then we have requested that the sender find another payment method until we restore personal payments to and from India.
We are trying to resolve this issue as quickly as possible and we're sorry for any inconvenience.
Msg#: 4074201 posted 10:38 am on Feb 4, 2010 (gmt 0)
Hello Ashish, I had similar experience last year. But my payment was not sent back. My account was restricted. I had submit details of transactions alongwith contact details of my clients. Then they removed the restrictions. As you know all financial institutions are afraid of doubtful transactions through them so they try to know sender of each payment. Even most governments have put so much pressure on them.
Msg#: 4074201 posted 2:44 pm on Feb 4, 2010 (gmt 0)
It is not just Paypal. I live in two countries periodically in Europe and Asia. Some credit card processors have no problems with it, others just block every payment I do from Asia while they accept the same payments with the same credit card from Europe. One of my problematic ones is my DNS service for my domains. I have to pay them while I am in Europe because it is impossible to pay the subscription from Asia, even though it is a business payment and I'm a long time client.
I thought that payment processors like Paypal and the purpose of credit cards were to provide global financial services and make the world border-less. Unfortunately it turns out otherwise and if these institutions can't close the holes in their systems, they just block the functionality of the system for whole groups of people based on land borders.
Msg#: 4074201 posted 9:43 pm on Feb 4, 2010 (gmt 0)
Our company lost our paypal account due to making payment to a Company working for us. First we desposied the funds in the paypal account so there wan't any doubt the payment would be covered. Then made the payment. Account was restricted till we could provide details or proof. Cleared. Next month made same payment to same company this time account was closed.